Gender minister vows to seek justice for victim of Marwako assault

Gender minister vows to seek justice for victim of Marwako assault

Otiko Afisa Djaba, the minister for gender, children and social protection has assured justice will be delivered to the victim of the the Marwako abuse incident.

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According to a report by Myjoyonline.com, the gender minister said her ministry is collaborating with the significant security units to determine the right way to handle the issue.

Victim of Marwako assault will get justice- Otiko Djaba

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She wrote on her Facebook wall, 'Justice will come' which serves as a promise that the incident will be dealt with accordingly.

Last week, a 25 year-old worker at the popular fast food eatery, Evelyn Boakye, reportedly had her face dipped in pepper paste by her 26 year-old Lebanese supervisor Jihad Chaaban, for allegedy damaging a blender.

The supervisor was reported to have held her face in the mixture for close to 10 mins, and subsequently locked her up for several hours while warning off her other co-workers from helping her.

The incident was reported to the police, and Chaaban was arrested but later released on bail pending further police investigations.

The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Afia Tenge, confirmed that the police received the complaint from the victim on February 28, 2017, and immediately arrested the assailant.

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According to her Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Nana Osaberima Oware Asare Pinkrong III, had since directed the Tesano District Police Command to bring the suspect in again for questioning on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Meanwhile, social media was awash with protests against the incident, with many sections of the public calling for a boycott of the Marwako restaurant.

Some human rights activists have began a petition online, calling for many signatures to urge President Akufo-Addo put in measures to deal with the issue of foreign employers abusing their Ghanaian employees.

Otiko Djaba has further asked Ghanaians to stay calm as they seek justice for Miss Evelyn Boakye, assuring the public the situation will be dealt with.

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